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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

South Africa launches continent’s most advanced nanosatellite

South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date – the ZACube-2. The ZACube-2 will provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region. “This satellite will help us monitor our ocean traffic as part of our oceans economy and also monitor veld fires and […]

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Guinea-Bissau needs ‘genuinely free and fair elections’ to break cycle of instability

Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold “genuinely free and fair elections,” the country is set to face a continuous cycle of instability, the United Nations Security Council warned on Thursday. In a statement, the 15-member Security Council expressed “regret” that the country did not hold elections as planned on 18 […]

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Counterterrorism: Qatar sends 24 armored vehicles to Mali

Qatar has sent 24 armored vehicles to Mali, in a move, it said, aimed at stabilizing the African country and supporting a peace agreement between the government and rebels. Military planes delivered the vehicles, the Qatari foreign ministry said, adding the shipment would help “combat terrorism and establish security not only in the Republic of […]

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Qatar vows support to Sudan’s Bashir to survive anti-govt protests

Qatar’s Amir, Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, has pledged to provide every possible support to Sudan as anti-government protests in Sudan entered their second week. The Amir made the pledge during a telephone conversation with the President of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, Sudan official news agency SUNA reported. During the phone call, President […]

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Presence of pseudo-SADR at TICAD in Tokyo, ‘Big Problem’- Japanese FM Spokesperson

The presence of the pseudo- Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) “was a big problem” that Japan has overcome “to avoid embarrassment,” Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino said Monday in Rabat. The Spokeswoman, who is part of the delegation accompanying Japanese […]

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Paul Kagame holds Europe Responsible for Migration Crisis

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and current chair of the African Union has suggested that Europe’s failed policies and its suspicious engagement with Africa are the drivers of the pile of crises hitting the continent. President Kagame, who recently attended the Euro-Africa summit in Vienna, spoke to Austrian outlet Die Presse on a wide range […]

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African Legal Support Facility receives €4 million from Germany

Germany will extend the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) a €4 million grant. The related was signed recently between the ALSF and German KfW Development Bank. This assistance builds on a 2016 Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions under which ALSF was given a grant of €5 million. This financial assistance will support ALSF’s […]

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Libya: UN Draws bleak picture of situation of refugees & migrants

The United Nations has drawn a bleak picture of the situation of migrants and refugees in Libya, pointing out that the climate of lawlessness in the country provides fertile ground for illicit activities, leaving migrants and refugees “at the mercy of countless predators who view them as commodities to be exploited and extorted”. A report, […]

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Suspect linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers arrested in Djibouti

French jihadist Peter Cherif, a known associate of the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, has been arrested in Djibouti, French media reported on Thursday. Peter Cherif has allegedly planned the attack at the satirical publication in Paris in apparent retribution over its portrayal of the Muslim […]

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China, Algeria celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to help promote further development of a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Algeria. Thursday marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations. In a congratulatory message to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Xi said China and Algeria have enjoyed profound traditional […]

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